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good morning to you. thank you for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin today in bulgaria, still reeling from what the nation's interior minister says was a suicide bombing on a bus filled with israeli tourists. new developments continue to come in to cnn, but here's what we know right now. new security footage shows a man who bulgarian officials say is responsible for the attack. you see him there. in a surprising twist, this man was carrying a michigan driver's license, which fbi officials have now identified as a fake. seven people confirmed dead in the attack, including the bomber. 36 others wounded. three of them serious. let's bring in our reporter on the ground in bulgaria. let's talk about this fake michigan driver's license. any idea how this man got a hold of it? >> reporter: we really don't know. and of course we can't even tell whether or not he is american, if it's a fake i.d. all we really know is what we see on that security camera
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video that's come in from the airport. and basically it shows a man who could be an ordinary backpacker tourist. and that's what's so eerie about it. it's somebody you might see just about anywhere. he could be anywhere from in his teens to his 30s. and he just seems to be wandering around the airport. according to bulgarian officials, the cameras basically caught him wandering around the terminal for about an hour up to the time of the explosion, looking up at the flight arrivals and departures. but otherwise, not seeming to do anything particularly suspicious. now the reason he's been singled out is because he is the only one who was killed in the explosion who has not been identified. he was the one closest to the blast, and apparently that was one of the reasons why it was so hard to identify him. they were just barely able to get his fingerprints. and bulgarian authorities say they have given all the evidence to the fbi, also israeli security and interpol hoping to find out who he is.
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>> atatika shub ert live from bulgaria this morning. george zimmerman granted his first television interview, appearing with his attorney, mark o'marra, on fox news. >> i feel that was all god's plan. and for me to second guess it or judge it. >> is there anything you might do differently in retrospect now that time has passed a little bit? >> no, sir. >> joining me with more from miami is cnn's john zarella. first off, zimmerman obviously granted this interview to, you know, up his image as far as public opinion is concerned. what's the reaction in sanford this morning? >> reporter: well, we're not in
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sanford. but i can tell you that i think the reaction is this, carol. i think the reaction is that if you went into this interview, this appearance that he had on fox, believing that it was self-defense, believing that it was, you know, that it was self-defense, you probably came out of it thinking the same thing. if you went into it believing that he was guilty of second degree murder, you probably believe the same thing. it's been a very polarizing case from the beginning. i don't think this has moved the needle. >> do you have more sound? can you give us a sense of more of what zimmerman said? >> i can tell you that what we have here is that when you look at what he said about when he was asked if he wished he could do anything differently, when he was asked about -- and he on the god question, he comes back and he says, no, i wouldn't have done anything differently.
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of course, immediately the reaction from trayvon martin's family was, well, you know what? your god must be different than ours. and we have some sound from trayvon's family. >> i think it's absolutely ridiculous. god did not have a plan for trayvon to die. and for george zimmerman to shoot trayvon for no reason. >> so, you know, at one point, carol, he does go back, after he talks about having no regrets and that it was god's plan, he goes back later after a commercial break and says, you know, i want to correct something i said. so, you know, it's very likely that there may have been some intervention there by his attorney at one point saying, you know what, we better go back and change the wording there a bit. >> john zarella live for us from miami, florida, this morning. arizona sheriff joe arpaio under fire in court for what his critics call his penchant for racial profiling.
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a mexican tourist detained by arizona deputies for hours is suing sheriff arpaio. he claims he was held simply because he was from mexico because he had his papers with him. casey wyan is in phoenix outside of the courthouse. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. it's not just that mexican tourist who is suing sheriff arpaio. it is also two other u.s. citizens, legal immigrants, and this suit has been certified as a class action lawsuit sponsored by the american civil liberties union, the mexican-american legal defense and education fund, on behalf of all latinos in maricopa county, arizona, who were either riding in or driving cars, even parked in cars, pulled over by the maricopa county sheriff's department. what they are alleging is a widespread practice of racially motivated profiling to try to
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apprehend illegal immigrants, basically based on how they look, what their race is, what their physical appearance is. according to the aclu, these actions by sheriff joe and his deputies at the maricopa county sheriff's department are beyond what is permissible for any law enforcement agency. here's what the aclu's attorney had to say about the importance of this case. >> it's important because it has become such a presence, and has impacted greatly, that the fabric of society here in arizona, the hate and the bigotry have been impacted. i think many people, rightful thinking people and others, and certainly most directly the latino communities, including lawful residents, who are very fearful. >> reporter: now sheriff arpaio would not speak with us before the court case is beginning later today. neither would his attorneys. but in court filings, they have
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said that their offices were simply enforcing the law, simply acting on reasonable suspicion and doing what was allowed. i do want to point out, carol, that in a news release earlier this year, after announcing the apprehension of several suspected illegal immigrants, sheriff arpaio said that no matter what advocacy groups did, no matter what politicians did, he would continue to crack down on immigration. i want to point out he said immigration, not illegal immigration. and that's what his critics say is the big problem. he is targeting anyone who appears to be latino. carol? >> casey wian reporting live from phoenix, arizona, this morning. while the united nations is trying to make peace in syria, britain's prime minister is speaking out. david cameron telling reporters it is time for bashir al assad to go, because if he doesn't there's quite clear there's going to be a civil war. and while violence between rebel groups and government troops is
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escalating, president assad has not been seen in public. we have a report from beirut, lebanon. so where is he, arla? >> reporter: well, that's what a lot of people are asking, carol, especially given what happened in the capital yesterday. and just to recap it for our viewers, there was that attack on a high level security meeting that left the minister of defense, the deputy minister of defense, who is also the president's brother-in-law, and one of his security advisers and most certainly a strike at the very core of the regime, leaving the capital in sheer and utter chaos, with violence raging across it. most certainly a time when one would expect a president to come out and try to reassure the people that he was still in control. there's been quite a lot of speculation. there's been rumors circulating that perhaps he has fled to the port city of latakia. this is an area where he still does enjoy a fair amount of support. but again we do not have
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confirmation of that. but a lot of people are wondering where the leadership is at this point in time. and of course there are a lot of fears as to what the potential ongoing response from the assad regime is going to be, carol. >> arwa damon reporting live for us this morning. to american politics now. a think an romney on "good morning america" talking taxes and of course her husband, mitt. plo mrs. romney says two years of tax filings is enough for public consumption. she said, quote, i think you should look at where mitt led his life, where he's been financially. we give 10% of our income to our church every year. do you think that is the kind of person that is trying to hide things? then when he was governor of massachusetts he didn't take a salary in the four years, end quote. as for democratic attacks on bain capital, romney's old company, ann romney says such attacks are, quote, beneath the dignity of the office of the president. agriculture secretary tom vilsack briefing president obama
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on the crop crippling drought across much of the nation. speaking to reporters later, vilsack said the food price hikes consumers are seeing are not related to the drought. >> we'll probably see those higher prices later this year, first part of next year. and if in fact people are beginning to seafood price increases now, it is not in any way, shape, or form related to the drought, and we should be very careful to keep an eye on that. >> vilsack says we won't know the full impact of the drought on crops until after they're harvested. a really scary moment at yankee stadium in the new york-toronto game. take a look. the yankees mark teixeira hits a high foul pop-up. the jays third baseman, brett laurie, trying to make the catch. and you can see he went over the railing and into the camera well. lawrie was taken out of the game and sent for x-rays. amazingly enough, he had no broken bones.
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but check out teixeira's reaction at the plate. lawrie is listed as day-to-day. oh, that looked painful. more dramatic video for you. this is surveillance video showing the moment a predator tried to snatch a 10-year-old girl. look at that. she's ok. but now the search is on for her attacker. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds.
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15 minutes past the hour. the fbi sends a dive team to iowa today as part of the search for those two missing cousins. 8-year-old elizabeth collins and 10-year-old lyric cook have not been seen since friday. their bikes were found near that lake that's become the center of the search operation. a federal judge clears the way for a controversial tennessee mosque to open just in time for the start of ramadan tonight. the final hurdle, passing a county inspection. a judge reversed a decision. construction of the mosque has been a hot button issue in murphysboro for the past two years. police in philadelphia are searching for a predator.
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a 10-year-old girl narrowly escaping an attempted abduction tuesday afternoon. she was with her little brother there. surveillance camera shows a man grabbing the girl as she walks down the street. the little girl falls down, and the man runs away. the mayor has now announced a dle 10,000 reward for this man's capture. in manny news, the ceo of technology firm lenovo received a $2 million bonus, but he distributed it to lower level employees. they received about $314 each. in sports, a solo home run from jose reyes pegged a vendor at wrigley field in the back. ow! we'll slow down the video so you can get a better look because i know you want one. there it goes. ouch. it looks like he was ok, though. he was actually able to walk
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unassisted afterwards. but i bet he has a big old bruise. and a first for women's gymnastics. the entire olympic team is featured on the cover of "sports illustrated's" upcoming olympic preview issue. that hits the stands next week. there hasn't been a gymnast on the cover of "sports illustrated" since kerry strug in 1996. and now the whole team is on there. we'll be right back. everyone has goals. take the steps to reach yours, with us with real advice, for real goals. the us bank wealth management advisor can help you. every step of the way. from big steps, to little steps. since 1863 we've helped guide our clients, so they can take the steps to help grow, preserve, and pass along their wealth. so their footsteps can help the next generation find their own path. all of us serving you. us bank
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it was a rare interview and a fascinating one. piers morgan was the first to sit down with supreme court justice antonin scalia. scalia has a book out, and critics say a lot of explaining to do. scalia is known for bold disagreement, conservative arguments, and the occasional crude hand gesture. he ruled obama care unconstitutional, and there have been rumors that scalia was upset that fellow justice john roberts voted with the majority. scalia says not so. >> you and justice roberts have had a bit of a parting of the ways. you have gone from being best buddies to warring enemies.
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>> who told you that? >> i think i read it in some of the papers. credible sources. >> you should not believe what you read about the court in the newspapers because the information has either been made up or given to the newspapers by somebody who is violating a confidence which means that person is not reliable. >> we have now with us the chief counsel to the crisis network. she clerked for clarence justice thomas and she knows justice scalia. thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> why is justice scalia so polarizing? >> i think he has very firm ideas. this is why he was willing to give this interview. it's really unusual to hear a justice speak for an hour on the record. but he's not afraid of his principles, and he is a very principled man. and i think that came out throughout the interview. >> justice scalia often speaks before conservative audiences. not so long ago he held a closed door meeting with the tea party caucus in congress.
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he counts dick cheney among his good friends. >> i like to play tennis. and in my later years since i've been the circuit justice for the fifth circuit, i have gotten into hunting. so i do a lot of hunting of various animals. >> you've been hunting with dick cheney, haven't you? >> i have indeed. >> what's that like? and you lived to tell the tale, which isn't always the case. >> dick cheney is a very good weak shot. >> humans or animals? >> ducks. [ laughter ] >> so he has a sense of humor too. but is it coincidental scalia often rules on the conservative side and has conservative friends? could you say that is political? >> not at all. i think actually one big lesson we saw from this whole interview is how justice scalia's philosophy allows him to vote differently from what his politics might be. a lot of the time. he said many times, if i were king i might do something
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differently. but his philosophy is judges are called to be fair and impartial to set aside their political preferences to rule on the law, because that is the expression of what the american people have done. he said if i were king, i might do something differently. but i am expressing the constitution. that is the genius of our government. anytime you allow a justice to rule on their notion of what's good versus what the law says, that undercuts the notion of democratic responsibility and the responsibility of government to its people. >> you know, he did say that. piers morgan asked him about free speech rights. i'll just shorthand it. and justice scalia brought up flag burning. and he said, clearly, in my personal opinion, that's wrong. but according to the constitution, it's not. so under our free speech rights, flag burning is perfectly ok. but he votes conservatively most of the time, at least that's what critics say. so if you're a conservative at heart, how can you totally
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remove politics from the equation when you're making a decision? that's not so cut and dried in the constitution. >> well, i think there's a clearly articulated judicial philosophy that makes it easy to remove your preferences. that's why he votes pro defendant in a lot of cases because the constitution is very pro defendant in criminal law issues. i think the problem is with judges who don't have as clear of a judicial philosophy or don't have perhaps the strength of character to consistently apply their philosophy when it comes to results they don't want. that's where we see unfortunately judges that sometimes vote their politics or their notion of just decency and common sense. and allowing that to override what the constitution and the laws themselves say. i think if the judges were all trying to just look at that in the first place, and not have a philosophy that imported their own feelings or empathy as the president said, i think we would see a much more consistent application of the law. >> i was just amazed he is 76
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years old. he is oh vital. and he says he has no intentions of retiring anytime soon. >> i don't think any of them intend to retire. it's a great gig. and they -- despite all of the tensions of these cases, they do get along really well. and, you know, i hope we see him on the court for many years to come. >> thanks so much for being with us this morning. we appreciate it. a horse is a horse, of course, unless that horse is owned by a certain presidential candidate. and then it becomes the latest character in the race for the white house. but do the candidates risk turning off the people they need to win the election by these -- well, these kind of mean ads? i know we have talked about this before. but there is some evidence that people, voters, are tuning out already. an accident doesn't have to slow you down. with better car replacement
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[romney singing]: oh beautiful, for spacious skies, i'm barack obama and i approve this message. for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty, above the fruited plain, america,
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america, god shed his grace on thee, and crowned thy good, with brotherhood... according to ford, the works fuel saver package could terally pay for itself. jim twitchel is this true? yes it's true. how is this possible? proper tire inflation, by using proper grades of oil, your car runs more efficiently, saves gas. you could be doing this right now? yes i could, mike. i'm slowing you down? yes you are. my bad. the works fuel saver package. just $29.95 or less after rebate. only at your ford dealer. so, to sum up, you take care of that, you take care of these, you save a bunch of this. that works. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now, opening bell on wall
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street. stocks set for a higher open today as investors take earnings from morgan stanley, verizon, and nokia. new fallout from the drought that's ravaging the midwest. some wells in wisconsin are drying up, and that could cause homeowners thousands of dollars to replace them. water levels are really low in the mississippi river too, and that's causing salt water to begin working its way upriver. ultimately, that could threaten water supplies. nonjudicial punishment. that's what will happen to seven u.s. army soldiers and two marines in cartegena. all were part of the president's advance the security team along with nine secret service agents who were dismissed for spending time with prostitutes. nonjudicial punishment typically means anything from confinement to quarters to forfeiting pay or losing rank. turning now to politics. while it may be a new day on the campaign trail, it's the same old story when it comes to
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negative political ads. here is the latest from the democratic national committee, and it features not mitt romney but the family horse. >> governor, will you release your income tax records? >> if that's been the tradition, and i'm not opposed to doing that, time will tell. but i anticipate that most likely i'm going to get asked to do that around the april time period. and i'll keep that open. >> the dnc calls it mitt dancing around the issues in a nod of course to the horse, which is competing in the london olympics in a sport called dressage. mrs. romney responded to the ad today on "good morning america" saying in part, it makes me laugh. it's like, really? there are so many people out of work right now, and there's this guy right here that has the answers for fixing the economy. and all these attacks, they are going to try everything, end quote. not to be outdone, though, the
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romney team is continuing to hammer president obama on his remarks about who's responsible for the success of american business people. >> if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. you didn't get there on your own. i'm always struck by people who think, wow, it must be because i was just so smart. there are a lot of smart people out there. it must be because i worked harder than everybody else. let me tell you something. if you got a business, that's -- you didn't build that. >> of course, democrats say that's not quite what president obama said. joining me now are our cnn contributors roland martin and will cain. roland leans left. will leans right. welcome to both of you. >> good morning, carol. >> glad to be here. >> we have this barrage of negative ads following a week where romney, a surrogate, called obama a pot smoker, anti-american. while an obama rep intimated that mitt romney was a felon.
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i mean, what names are there left to call each other? roland? >> well, trust me, a lot more names left. a whole lot. >> give me an example. come on. >> let's see. how about crazy, completely out of touch, nuts? take your pick. carol, understand, negative campaigning works. we do this dance every four years. every congressional race. oh, americans are so tired of negative campaigning. no, they're not, because they work. voters actually respond to negative campaigning. polling data shows it. campaigns know it. when voters stop lying to themselves and all these polls we take saying they don't want negative campaigning, then we'll see the real deal. they work, karcarol. that's why they continue. >> there's a new cbs poll that shows 79% of voters already have their minds made up. they have already picked a candidate. so maybe people just don't care about any ads this year. will? >> no. they care. and besides, the ads aren't only
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designed to swing independent voters, that elusive mt. rushmore reserved space voter we talk about, the independent swing voter. it's also used to energize your base. i think the obama campaign has done a masterful job of trying to energize their base. they have appealed some certain message to say, hey, let's go. go vote. had is important. so these ads are also used for that. i do want to say this, carol. i take issue with seeing those two ads the same way. that message president obama gave a week ago about success and who owns your success, that's important. that's deep. that's philosophical. that's at the core of the debate. i'm not sure that's just a negative ad. >> tell me why? what do you think exactly what president obama said about small business people owing their success to others who helped then along the way? what do you think he meant to say, will? >> i can't tell you what i think he meant to say. actually i think he meant to say exactly what he did. and i think this goes to his
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core philosophy. i think that there is a revelation inside that message that suggests, you know, your success is communally owned. your success was communally achieved. no one argues that man exists in a silo and that there's some straw argument that out there that we none of us look to others for help. but at the same time, i'm not sure some other guy paying his property tax gives me 40% claim to my income because i busted my butt all day. but i think president obama disagrees with me on that. >> will, stop that nonsensical dance. you know what he's talking about. what he's saying, you're a small business owner, and when you go out and get a loan, you're going through the sba. when you're out there also building a business and then you're benefitting from improvements when it comes to roads and things like that, it's not just you. so you know what that's all about. the fact of the matter is, when you're building a business, you have a customer base. have you marketing. all kind of things. so stop this somehow philosophical deep rooted belief or whatever.
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look, i'm a small business owner. and guess what? i didn't do it by myself. there were others involved as well. yes, i got up. yes, i worked hard. but there are other people who are involved as a part of your success. that's what he's talking about. and don't just follow the clip. listen to the whole speech. >> no, i have listened to the whole thing, and that's not fair. no one said it. you forwarded the strong man argument right after i said -- >> i didn't forward anything. >> i didn't say that man doesn't exist on his own and does it all by himself. what i've suggested is the picture you painted doesn't equal the conaccumulaticlusion e a claim to some percentage of that person's success. >> i'm just stating exactly what the deal is. >> well, understand the purpose of the message. understand the purpose of the speech, why he's saying it. >> ok. all right, sure. >> i don't think you'll agree on this, but it was an interesting conversation. will cain, roland martin. >> better than negative ads. >> true. at least it was a real issue. >> and this small business owner
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will not be buying will's breakfast next time i'm in new york. >> i'll take you up on that, sir. >> yes. the nominees are in for the primetime emmys. >> i don't really need to talk right now. >> bear with me. >> i have to talk about something kind of serious. >> oh, but why so serious? the people behind "mad men" should be very, very happy. the period drama now has a chance of making emmy history. [ female announcer ] great taste is always in style
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the emmys are still mad about "mad men." >> i want you to know that the day you saw something in me, my life changed. and since then, it's been my privilege to not only be at your
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side, but to be treated like a protege. >> fans know that this is a pivotal scene from "mad men's" fifth season. they are now up for its fifth best tv drama. if it wins, it will make emmy tv history. right now it's tied with "hill street blues," "l.a. law," and "the west wing" with four wins. nischelle turner has the just announced nominations. >> there's lots. i have them for you this morning, carol. you were talking about "mad men," and you're right. that was nominate the once again. but first, i want to tell you how the emmy nominations started this morning. michael offerman -- or excuse me, nick offerman was supposed to come and announce the nominations but he got held up on the east coast because of bad weather. so they got jimmy kimmel to fill in.
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jimmy kimmel will be the emmy host this year, and he came out in true jimmy kimmel fashion. it was very funny. jimmy kimmel came out onstage in his pjs and slippers this morning. and i asked him, jimmy, who gave you those pajamas? and he told me, some guy named rodney. i just decided to wear them this morning. and then they got right to the nominations. and that began with the best drama series. and you're right, "mad men" was one the nominations. also in the category this year, "downton abby" which entered for mini series. but now it's in the drama series. "breaking bad," "game of thrones," and "boardwalk empire." "modern family" ran away in the comedy series again. last year it won and swept the comedy series. this year, every single adult actor from the show it seems was nominated. and also the show got 14 nominations. the most in the comedy category. along with "modern family," "big bang theory," "30 rock,".
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left out, no "glee," no "parks and recreation," even though amy pohler was nominated. and it wouldn't be the emmys without an appearance from miss betty white. and she will be there this year. she was nominated for best reality show host for her show "betty white off their rockers." you know, she's been nominated 18 times. she's won five times. the show is really funny. so i'm very excited. we are always very happy for whatever happens with betty white. now we were kind of talking about some of the snubs or omissions this year. and there were a couple of big surprises. i told you no "glee," no "parks and recreation." also in the actor in a drama series, no hugh laurie and no kyra sedgwick. both of their shows are coming to an end, and everyone thought they would be nominated but they were not. >> they have enough emmys. nischelle turner live from los angeles, thank you. >> all right. the man who runs chick-fil-a
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is cooking up some deep-fried controversy this morning. his candid comments about his company's stance on gay marriage is blowing up on social media. good and bad. the comments on fire.
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46 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now, the fbi sending a dive team to an iowa lake today as part of the search for these two young girls. elizabeth collins and lyric cook
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have not been seen since friday. as you know, their bikes were found near that lake and that lake has since become the center of the search operation. in money news, you want to make a cool million? come up with a new winning flavor for lay's potato chips. the 100% will be selected by a facebook vote. lay's will select three finalists, all of whom will be developed into flavors and sold in early 2013. then a facebook consumer vote will decide which flavor is the winner. but of course instead of the like button, you have to click, i eat that. in sports, a first for women's gymnastics. the entire olympic team is featured on the cover of "sports illustrated." its upcoming olympic preview issue hits the stands next week. there has not been a gymnast on the cover of "s.i." since kerri strug in 1996. in weather news, more record highs in the midwest with temperatures topping 100 degrees all the way from north dakota to tennessee. in the meantime, we could see some more severe storms sweep
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through parts of the northeast hitting washington, d.c., the hardest. for years, people have criticized the fast food franchise chick-fil-a for donating millions of dollars to gri groups that oppose same-sex marriage. now the company's ceo dan cathy says guilty as charged. remember, the restaurant's founders are christian and they pride themselves on christian values. for instance, they are closed on sundays. he told the baptist press, quote, we are very much supportive of the family, the biblical definition of the family unit. we are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. we give god thanks for that. and cathy used even stronger language on the ken coleman radio show, saying, quote, i pray god's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about, end quote.
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alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. so controversial topic, controversial remarks. any backlash? >> oh, yeah. the tweets as you can imagine are flying in. most of them against chick-fil-a, but there are a couple of supporters out there. and of course a fair amount of people in a group saying we are just hungry, we want some chick-fil-a. but it's pretty well known that chick-fil-a's leadership supports right wing christian organizations, and it's not the first time that people have called for a pboycott of the restaurant chain. on its website there is a website that created that says boycott chick-fil-a that's been posting since last september. so it's really nothing new. now a chick-fil-a spokesperson does tell us that the chick-fil-a culture is to treat everybody with dignity, honor, and respect regardless of sexual orientation, and that going forward, their intent is to lead the policy debate over same-sex marriage and to the government and to the political arena. so you're seeing a little bit kind of softening, trying to
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al back what the president of chick-fil-a said a couple of days ago. but carol, guess what? companies can say what they want, just as consumers can choose to buy or not to buy. carol? >> and there a lot of companies on the other side of the issue, companies that support same sex marriage right? >> exactly. some companies recently have publicly stepped occupant to say we support gay marriage. some include google, target, jc penny and general mills. what that did is spark calls by other organizations who are against same sex marriage to call to boycott those companies that spoke out, one organization the american family organization has called for a boycott of google responding to google's new legalized love campaign. but i don't know if you remember this, the controversy earlier this year overfver j.c. pen chog ellen degeneres as a
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okay. we share the same language with the british but that only goes so far. doesn't cover stuff like bangors and mash and the tube. let's bring in a native our own becky anderson with a survival
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guide for us yanks. good morning. >> we're expecting 70,000 athletes, families, friends and officials and about half a million tourists over the next 3 1/2 weeks for the olympics. many of those will never have been to london before. so this is becky's guide to british etiquette. there is no better way in the uk to start you day than with a good cup or good brew of cup of tea. now it's important whether you're in the stadium or out and about in london that you follow the rules. british etiquette dictates that you are polite every where you go. now, i don't take milk in my tea. have a listen to this. i'm sorry would you mine awfully if i had that without milk. >> of course, madam. >> the roads are likely to be an absolute nightmare so buses and cabs are no-no. now you may have heard about something called the london
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oyster. we do actually farm oysters here on the thames, those are from the north of england. when people talk about the oyster here in london generally they are talking about this. this is a card you'll need. if you don't have one of these, you could be stuck in one of these queueing is an olympic sport in the uk, britains love to stand in line. if only because it gives us an opportunity -- excuse me, that's the back of the queue. it gives us an opportunity to grumble. if you can't do the queueing, don't want to use a tube and isn't raining you can use one of these to get around. now they are not -- oh. these are not easy to get out. excuse me. when you get it out, it's very high, you can sort the saddle out. what has been a long day of
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eating, drinking, cycling and queueing, british etiquette dictates that if you want that quintessential pint of beer you have to go to the bar, but let me tell you when you get it, it is pure gold. cheers. >> carol, i i don't want the weather to desee you, you need one of these if you come or you'll spend most of the time in that boozer and the weather has been inclement. if you got one of these, on the tube not to prod people with it. when you're on that tube make sure when you're on the esokay lator if you're not walking stand on the right-hand side otherwise you'll find you're at the bottom quicker than you thought. and the last thing for visitors coming in to england do not engage a black cabbie in whether he's looking forward to the olympics unless you apartment barrage of expletives about the
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traffic and congestion that they are looking forward to. your survival guide to london 2012. >> we so appreciate it. you're right. the sun is out. i thought you were in a dlimp different city. you can't be in london. next hour of cnn newsroom after a quick break. how is this possible? proper tire inflation,
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good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. just ahead the man who shot and killed an unarmed teenager speaks publicly for the first time. says the incident was quote god's plan. >> what i do wish there was something, anything i could have done that wouldn't have put me in the position where i had to take his life. hear more from george zimmerman about the deadly shooting plus trayvon martin's family. what are they saying about this interview this morning. plus the veep stakes is in full swing with some republican front runners emerging.
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what is mitt romney looking for in a running mate. we're talking to someone who has been through the v.p. vetting process. he said it's grueling. they check your mental, physical and sexual history. a chilling scene caught on video. a child predator tries to abduct a 10-year-old girl. the girl was able to get away. the man is still on the loose this morning. but we begin with george zimmerman. the man who admitted to shooting and killing trayvon martin said it was god's plan. asked if he had regrets, he said no. >> i'm not a racist. i'm not a murderer. >> george zimmerman defended himself in an interview on fox news. zimmerman who is free on a million dollars bond said he acted in hand off of my
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mouth and i felt it going down my chest toward my belt and holster and that's when i -- i didn't have any more >> i'm sorry that they buried their child. i can't imagine what it must feel like. and i pray for them daily. >> is there anything you might do differently in retrospect now that time has passed ju i incredulous. their attorney says the martin interview is a gift for the prosecuting attorney. as for god, martin's family says you've got to be kidding? >> i think it's absolutely ridiculous. god did not have a plan for
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trayvon martin to die. and for george zimmerman to shoot trayvon for no reason. >> to give us more depth on this intriguing maneuver, is sunny hostin. good morning. >> good morning. >> why do this interview on fox news? >> well, my understanding is that george zimmerman had already promised sean hannity the first interview. but i think the question is why give an interview to anyone when you are a criminal defendant facing a term of life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder. in my view, carol, as an attorney, as a former federal prosecutor that is never a good idea and that's because you have now given a statement that you are wedded to. we know that the government is going to be reviewing the interview, to look for any sorts
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of inconsistencies and there were inconsistencies in his statement so i got to tell you, if the theory was to sort of try this case in the realm of the public, then perhaps it makes sense but it does not make sense for a courtroom. >> let's talk about some of the contradictions because george zimmerman told zaen hann nhanni wasn't fouling trayvon martin but the 911 tapes tell a different story. george zimmerman pointed out that english is actually his second language because his father was away a lot, his mother is hispanic and he grew up speaking hispanic. i found all of that intriguing. >> certainly. i think the comment about english being, you know, his second language was helpful, perhaps to the notion that as someone that is latino, it's
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impossible for him to be racist. that perhaps is why that was said. but i think your point is an interesting one about the following. he claims that he didn't pursue trayvon martin, that he was only -- he was only there to try to give the police an accurate description of trayvon martin and where this took place. well, that is going to be a crucial, crucial piece of this case, carol. this is all about who pursued, who started this confrontation. because if you start the confrontation, if you are the pursuer, you are not entitled to the stand your ground defense. and so i think it is very interesting that he said oh, no, no, i wasn't pursuing him when on the 911 tape which is an objective piece of evidence he says yes, i was following him. so that's certainly something that i think the government is going to be looking at very, very closely.
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>> okay. so, when all is said and done, that george zimmerman and his attorney decided to do this very public interview what does this say about the zimmerman case, the case his attorney has to present to the court? >> you know, it's a very interesting thing for me having been an attorney for 20 years and trying cases people in the digital age is trying their case in front of the media. this is a media phenom, so to speak. it does make sense for george zimmerman to try to appeal to the public. this interview was not an interview with sean hannity. this was an interview with the prospective jurors of florida. i think many people feel that he seemed genuine. that he did a good job. some people feel the other way. and so it's too soon to tell what effect this will have on the jury pool, but in my view
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that would be the only reason why george zimmerman would be giving an interview at this juncture of this case. >> sunny hostin, thanks for your perspective this morning. >> thank you. police in philadelphia searching for a child predator this morning. take a look at these pictures. a 10-year-old girl, narrowly escapes an attempted abduction that happened on tuesday afternoon much this was taken from a surveillance cram. you can see the man grabbing the girl from behind. she's walking down the street with her 2-year-old brother. the girl struggles, falls down, the man runs away. she fought back. good for her. the man fled the scene in a mid-sized white sedan. mayor has announce ad $10,000 reward. >> the trial for one of the nation's most controversial law enforcement officials begins today. joe arapaio and his department are accused of racial profiling. a mexican tourist is part of a class action lawsuit.
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"the tourist" claims he was held even though he had his papers on him. we go phoenix outside the courthouse. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. some of the other named plaintiffs in that case against sheriff joe arpaio are u.s. citizens for latino u.s. citizens who claim they were racially profiled by the sheriffs deputies in incidents as long ago as five years ago. what aclu and latino rights groups are claiming in u.s. court here before a federal judge is that the sheriff's office has a long standing practice of targeting latinos in trying topher let out illegal immigrants and to turn them over to federal immigration authorities. despite all of the plaintiffs in this case which include every latino ever pulled over by the sheriffs deputy while either
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being a passenger or trying a car, despite all of that the attorney for aclu talked about how difficult this case may be to win. >> well prevailing is always a concern. we feel strongly that there is a pattern and practice. they are never easy cases. there's no smoke gun. we don't expect it, a memo in the file saying let's get these people because they are hispanic. that was effectively what was done if not stated in that manner. we have a burden as the plaintiffs. >> now the sheriff's office and sheriff joe maintaining that all of their stops are in accordance with the law and accordance with an agreement they had in place with federal immigration authorities. joe arpaio will be taking the stand next week in this case. the aclu not seeking monetary damages but seeking a change in
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the hour. checking our top stories. this morning search crews are looking for survivors after a ferry sank in rough waters killing at least 37 people. capsized near the island of zanzibar off of africa's east coast. dozens are still missing. this is the second boat to capsize in this area in less than a year. more than a decade after the september 11th attacks there are foreign graduates of u.s. flight schools in the states illegally. that's what congressional investigators said in a hearing. an investigator the government accountability office wouldn't say how many just his study showed weaknesses in the tsa's vetting process that need to be fixed. the ceo of the technology firm lenovo received a $3
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million bonus. cool for him. check out the way he put to it use. he actually distributed his bonus among 10,000 junior level employees, receptionists, workers on the production line and assistants received about $314 a piece. check out this amazing video off the waters of fort pierce, florida. the first thing a disappear fisherman saw when he and his team jumped into the water over the weekend. they immediately jumped back into their boat. i would too. big scare. no one was hurt. right now the united nations security council is meeting and is expected to vote on a new resolution that could bring peace to syria. here's a live look now at the united nations. you see it there. the biggest obstacle, russia. the country has vetoed other resolutions on syria in the past. that want vote comes after a bloody day in syria, 77 people
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killed yesterday including three of president a sad's top officials. president assad himself has not been heard from himself. we cover the story from beirut, lebanon. do we know where assad might be? >> reporter: concretely, at this point in time, no we don't. there's been quite a bit of speculation, there have been various reports that he is, in fact, at the coastal port city of latikia, an area where he would logically be located at. it's unclear whether he moved there before or after the attack on his senior officials took place. this is an area where he does enjoy a fair amount of support from the community and fueling speculation it's an area where he could potentially have an escape route via the sea. that being said syrian state television did just infact announce that this was a statement that was read by the anchor that the syrian president
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swore in a new minister of defense but did not say when or where this took place. so a lot of questions as to where the president is and why he's not coming out and addressing, trying to reassure the nation, his followers he's, in fact, in charge and reassure them following yesterday's attack and following the violence that erupted therefore especially in the capital of damascus. when you look at the images from syria it's not the image of a government that's in control, carol. >> it's been called invadive, squeamish and intrusive but if you survive it you might be trusted enough to be one of our nation's most important politicians. an inside view of the nation's presidential vetting process. chances are, you're not made of money,
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turning now to politics, you may have heard that the romneys have a horse competing in the olympics in thrown in a sport called dressage. call it horse ballet. guess who or say what has land ad starring role in the latest campaign ad from the democratic national committee. ♪ >> governor will you release
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your income tax records? >> that's been the tradition and i'm not opposed to doing that. time will tell. i anticipate that most likely i'm going to get asked to do that around the april time period and i'll keep that open. >> why do you have a swiss bank account and what do you say to american people who asked about that? >> the money that i have is managed by a blind trust. i don't manage the money that i have. ♪ >> so as you may or may not know mrs. romney rides a horse to help out with her ms. she had some thoughts on that ad today in an interview with "good morning america." i want to laugh. really. so many people out of work and this guy right here that has the answers for fixing the economy and all these attacks they are going to try everything and that is what people have to ask themselves when they go into the
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voting booth in november. do you think the future will be brighter on the path we're on or do you think we need a change? >> for its part the dnc issued a statement said it was merely trying to call attention to mr. romney's various stance on certain issues and there's no plans to invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation. i'm sorry it's dressage. mrs. romney said she and her husband are quote not quite there yet when it comes to picking his mum two but four years ago romney's predecessor john mccain made a presidential pick that rippled throughout the political world. >> we can win without our base. >> who all we vetted? >> romney, chris, pawlenty, bloomberg. >> who can we win with? >> none of them? >> none of them. >> john, obama just changed the entire dynamic. >> it is a changed year, sir.
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we desperately need a game changing pick and noun of these middle aged white guys are game changers. >> senator i am honored to be chosen as your running mate. [ applause ] >> that was a scene from the hbo film "game change" which chronicled mccain's failed presidential bid and his choice of sarah palin. did palin's background scrutinize enough before thrusting her on the national stage. some people said palin did not do a thorough vetting process. joining me now from chapel hill, north carolina is jason. welcome. >> thank you. >> you're a contributing editor for "gq" magazine. part of the team that looked into sarah palin. tell us what was the experience like? this is very invasive process.
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they ask you everything, they want your tax records. they ask you questions about your religious beliefs. a lot of questions about your sex life. have you been faithful to your life, have you paid for sex. do you have any history of sado-maschism. >> senator bye likened to it a colon scopy with the hubbell telescope. >> how long did the questioning go on? >> you know, i should be clear. i definitely got a junior varsity version. for one thing i'm not a politician. when they are vetting these real politicians they're spending a lot of time looking at their issue records, their speeches, things like that, whether they would be compatible with the top person on the ticket. in terms of me, we basically did all the soft stuff.
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it lasted for three weeks. i don't think ted frank was working on this constantly. but about a three or four week process from the beginning i got a questionnaire which i filled out to the various interviews to the investigators calling people and asking questions who knew me. >> you write until 1944 presidential candidates didn't pick their own running mates. that process changed drastically when richard nixon chose his own v.p.. >> the reason people are vetted today with the intensity to which they are because in 1972 george mcgovern chose eagleton and eagleton had a history of psychiatric treatments. jimmie carter had his lawyers investigate these guys.
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it's gone on from there and got enmore and more intense. >> some would argue with that. but in general that's probably true. let's take a look at this year's top candidates for vp. mitt romney has nard his list to three people, rob portman of ohio, bobby jindal and tim pawlenty. he describes the risk for each man. here's what he had to say. portman's risk is his ties to president george w. bush. used to be his budget director. pawlenty's risk is attack on romney. and bobby jindal's is faith-based extremism in the fact that he's written about spiritual warfare among other things. ted frank is not working with the romney campaign but what issues did he say he would look for if he were doing the vetting process? >> that's the kind of stuff you look at. the purpose of the vetting process, part of it is to uncover any skeletons.
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you're doing it so you have a full plate of information so you can sort of be ready to respond to the inevitable attacks. anything you find your opponent will find so in the case of bobby yin dal he wrote this article once. if romney were to pick jindal he wants to have jindal prepared to answer those questions. same thing with pawlenty. there are videos of pawlenty saying negative things about romney. romney campaign wants to know every one of those videos, what they are so when the dnc releases one of them they will have a response ready. it's a question of being fully able to respond toni attack likely to come down the road. >> jason, thank you. fascinating. leave it up or take it down? penn state will make the decision on the joe paterno statue in the next several days. we're now hearing from the man who sculpted that statue.
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30 minutes past the hour. i'm carol costello p.m. checking out top stories. new video and information on the suicide bomber that killed seven people including the suicide bomber in bulgaria. security footage shows a man that attacked a bus carrying israeli tourists and he was carrying a fake michigan driver's license. still a mystery this morning. 36 others were wounded in this attack. the fbi sends a dive team to an iowa lake for the search of two missing cousins. they have been not been seen since friday. the bikes were found near a bike that's become the center of the search operation. more than a month after its journey to new york the public finally gets to check out the space shuttle enterprise. shuttle exhibit at the intremendoused by sea and airspace museum opens up this afternoon and all weekend. nasa astronauts will be on hand to check out the shuttle and
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meet with the public. that big statue of joe paterno still stands outside of beaver stadium but soon could go down. penn state will make a decision whether to remove the statue in the next ten days. some people are outraged that it's still up since the late football coach is accused of helping to cover up jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. jason carroll is live at penn state. you talked to the man who sculpted the sculpture? >> reporter: well, we are hearing from the sculptor and a number of people about this particular issue. as you were standing out here one guy drove by and yelled out throw it in the dumpster. there are a small crowd of people coming by to pay their respect. that really defines how this community is conflicted over the paterno statue. it wasn't long ago students rallied in front of joe paterno's statue coming to his defense after he was fired.
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this is where they paid their respects when he died in january. the statue, once a symbol of gateness has for some become a symbol of scandal, a banner flew over the school tuesday saying take the statue down or we will. >> i think the statue should go. just because we need to protect the kids. >> reporter: this coming after the release of a scathing report from former fbi direct lewis freehh detailing how officials here including paterno concealed allegations former assistant football coach jerry sandusky sexually abused young boys in part to avoid bad publicity. >> after hearing from that freeh report of 14 years of abuse, i can't imagine that penn state could survive being attached so closely to joe paterno. >> reporter: in light of that do you still believe -- >> yes, i still believe it. >> reporter: stay or go,
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paterno's halo removed from a penn state mural no longer the angel. nike removed his name from a child care center. the fate of his statue, still a question. >> we have to look at this comprehensively and we have to come up with a comprehensive solution. >> reporter: an official decision still several days away. in the meantime on lookers keep coming, taking pictures, posing and debating. >> am i wrong in sort of guessing here that you guys generally support the statue staying where it? >> yeah. >> they should keep it. if they get rid of it it will be a mess. >> would be appropriate to place it in a setting more designed for reflection. >> reporter: the man who actually sculpted the statue said he's still very proud of it but also told cnn he would live whatever decision the university
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happened to reach and also, carol, i spoke to jay paterno, that's joe paterno's son about all of this and he says the family has been through so much already this is just another chapter that they are having to deal with. carol? >> jason carroll reporting live from penn state this morning. you know the drought is impacting farmers across the country. not just those growing crops. rob marciano is near a dairy farm this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're in the corn belt but dairy country as well. the cows, they don't like it hot, and the crops are down as well. a double whammy for the dairy industry. live report is coming up. smart . they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. to your kids' wet skin. neutrogena® wet skin kids. ordinary sunblock drips and whitens.
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the nation's drought is slowly drying up our lakes and rivers. the mississippi river down 17
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fet feet. barring barges are getting stuck in the mud. >> we'll see those higher prices later this year, first part of next year. and if, in fact, people are beginning to see food price increases now it is not in any way, shape or form related to the drought and we should be very careful to keep an eye on that. >> vilsack says we don't know the full impact of the drought on crops until after they are harvested. well the drought is affecting dairy farms. rob marciano is outside of indianapolis at a huge dairy farm to tell us why. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, carol. on that note in particular, the first price probably to rise would be dairy prices because the heat alone gets these cows eating less and producing less milk. so shouldn't happen right now but later on in the summer certainly milk prices will go up. we're in a big dairy farm. over 500 head of cattle in this
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dairy herd. there you see they are eating right now. that's the problem. some of the stuff they eat is in low production right here. this is, a lot of this is corn grown right here. that corn production is down. some hay and alfalfa. and by products from ethanol. mention the heat, they don't like it hot when it gets over 60, 70, 80 degrees they slow down their eating. so we got fans in here, sprinkler systems to cool them down. the man that owns this farm, sixth generation farm, been here for over 100 years. spoke with him earlier today and how this drought is affecting him specifically. >> we've had some up and downs in milk prices and dry weather before but this is the most i've been here 42 years doing this as an adult, and it's probably the worst that i've seen overall. we were fortunate last night to
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get about half inch of rain but kind of too late. >> reporter: one of 60,000 dairy farms in the u.s. 99% of those are family owned, carol. the u.s. produces 20 million gallons of dairy products or milk every year. we're going to see a little bit of a hit to that certainly this year and the beginning of next. carol. >> rob marciano reporting live from near indianapolis this morning. the nominees are in for the primetime emmys. "mad men" has a chance of making period history. [ male announcer ] let's say you need to take care of legal matters. wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier, less-expensive option than using a traditional lawyer? well, legalzoom came up with a better way. we took the best of the old and combined it with modern technology.
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moments ago russia and china vetoed a united nations security council resolution. that measure was suppose toimd pose new sanctions against the syrian regime. it was the united nations latest
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attempt to bring some peace to that country. richard roth is at the u.n.. i guess we shouldn't be so surprised. >> reporter: it's not a surprise, carol. to the disappointment of the united states and other western countries. russia and china, third time since last october their ambassadors put their hands in the air to veto a proposed resolution on syria. this one had more teeth than the other ones but despite talks over the last weeks and months from every where from moscow to geneva, again moscow and beijing feel these resolutions don't help the syrian crisis. the british ambassador following the double veto by russia and china said the views of these countries regarding the syria crisis is in fact issue rational. you don't hear that kind of talk. not very diplomatic. where does it leave the syrian people? they long ago gave up any diplomatic hope and events on the ground may determine what
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happens. this resolution that was vetoed could have led to economic sanctions on the syrian regime. russia and china feel there's too many opposition groups that are perhaps terrorists or rebels. >> richard roth reporting live for us from the united nations. let's end on a good note. the emmys are still mad about "mad men" up for it's fifth tv drama and if it wins the mochbt nor drama in tv history. let's find out more. the big announcements this morning. a.j. hammer is here. >> the big headline for the day is the broadcast networks were completely shut out of the outstanding drama category. take a look at these nominees. boardwalk empire breaking down. so you really can't argue with any of those selections. we'll have to see if "mad men" takes home the emmy again.
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that could be an indication for them to win the prize. "the big bang theory," "curb your enthusiasm," "modern family" nominated for best comedy. we know the show is all about the ensemble, imagine how intense that has got be. you have four men up against each other and sofia facing off against julia. the most memorable moment is jimmy kimmel walking out to reveal the nominees in his p.j.'s and slippers. he was a last second replacement
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for "parks and recreation" stars. going to be a great show this year at the emmys. >> hope he really doesn't wear those pajamas to bed. >> i don't think he does. >> i don't either. a.j. thanks so much. want information on everything breaking in the entertainment world, a.j. has it tonight on hln on "showbiz tonight". bj/ñ
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as you know the olympics are fast approaching. they are taking place in london. there's been a lot of concern over security issues in britain and guess what? today the uk border patrol walked off the job, yes they voted to strike and that strike will start today. they say cuts in pay and overtime have made life intolerable. their union says now officials need to deal with the chaos that has ensued because they haven't dealt with these issues. the uk border patrol walked off the job today ands know lots of american athletes from across the world are in britain -- i'm sorry they will walk off the job thursday the 26th. they will walk off the job. we'll have more on this story when we get dan rivers on phone. also today a member of the royal family the duchess of
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cambridge is getting a sneak peek at a special exhibit paying tribute to the upcoming games. the exhibit features more than 100 photos of both athletes and prep regulate leading up to this year's olympics. royal correspondent max foster joins me now from london. you know how much i love kate and i always like to hear everything about her whenever she appears in public. >> reporter: it's all about detail. i have to say one thing that everyone is picking up today is the necklace she was wearing. i don't know if you noticed it. it's a very expensive effect lays. we spoke the palace. there's five rings. it's a tribute to the olympic rings. she's getting everyone involved. she's an olympic ambassador. she was there at the looking at the portraits there especially commissioned series of photographs. photographing the preparations for the olympics. fascinating when you look at some of them. she appears in one of them as she plays hockey as part of her olympic ambassador role.
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a lot of the other photos were looking at people behind-the-scenes. you have to produce 45,000 meals a day for the caterers at the height of the olympics. interesting you talk there about a potential strike here in the uk because the photographers got this insight into the huge operation that is involved there and very complex and there will be problems and this exhibition showed what went into it. she enjoyed it we're told and we'll hear more from her next week in her olympic role. i can't tell you much more about that at the moment because it's bargaining information. you'll see her playing some sports. we'll bring that to you. >> max foster, many thanks. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] with nice'n easy, all they see is you -- in one step, nice'n easy with colorblend technology, is proven to give more blends of tones.
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olympic games begin. on the 26th. as you ow, there's been all sorts of security issues and controversy surrounding the olympics in thrown. leapt head there now and talk to our reporter jim bolden. how might this affect things? >> reporter: well what's interesting the unions have been, a number of unions have been using the olympic games as leverage to try to get new deals from the government and this is an austerity time and so the government has been cutting back on some of the staff and so the unions have been building up and building up on this one. on thursday as you say the uk border agency amongst other parts of the public will strike for the day. union has had this before. they will move other staff to cover it. the union says they will then do work to rule from the day of the opening ceremonies right through august 20th. basically they are using the olympics to say that their staff will not work overtime. they will only work the hours
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they are expected to work. they won't go the extra mile during the olympic games. i think that's where the pressure will come from. we this buses doing this as well. so the government now has to make a decision as to whether or not maybe have a bit more trouble going through airports and train stations during the olympics or to give in to the unions. it's going to be a tussle over the next couple of days. >> as far as the security of the athletes are concerned, britain will have that covered on the 26th? >> this is about the people arriving at the airports because the border agency will be the immigration and that sort of thing. so there will be certainly some inconvenience for people flying in. as far as the security goes this is not obviously the military, not the private security guards not the people who ill be protecting the olympic park. >> jim bolden, thanks so much. reporting live from london this morning. kbroo finally whether you're vacationing at your favorite beach or working outside the sun can be brutal on your skin.
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dermatologists and anti-ageing expert explains of choosing the right sunscreen in today's daily dose. >> i'm asked questions all the time about sunscreens and choosing the right spf. i'm a fan of sun screens. they act like tiny mirrors that reflect the sun. that can be titanium or zinc. spf is the multiple of time we can spend in the sun without getting red. if you get red in five minutes and use a number 30 you supposedly can stay out in the sun 30 times longer without getting red. even if you're not getting red you're sitting in the sun, accelerating ageing your skin and at the risk of skin cancer. i like a 30. pretty universal. thank you, doctor. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining us today. cnn newsroom with kyra phillips starts right now.
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>> it's 11:00 on the east coast, 8:00 on the west. speaking out, george zimmerman calls his shooting of trayvon martin god's plan. it's outrage. his parents. >> guilty as charged, chick-fil-a's president claims his company is anti-gay marriage. we got the online uproar. bashir assad, syria's embattled president mia one day after a suicide bomber achilles a powerful player in the regime, his brother-in-law. but first the largest drought in 56 years. crippling our country right now. 1300 countries across 29 states are classified as disaster areas. a third of our country. fields are bone dry. crops withering, food spoiling and all of this is now threatening to drive up the cost of food for you and your family. now we've talked about corn and grain crops, but now the drought is threatening the nation's
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dairy supply. let's get right back to rob marciano. he's live in indiana. rob, let's talk about the livestock that supplies all of us with milk and cheese. is there enough food and water for them at this point? >> reporter: well, no. right now they have enough now but a lot of that is left over from last year which was a pretty good crop. what worries farm serious what's going to happen as we get towards fall and the winter. do they have enough to get these dairy cows through the winter. this herd, by the way, this farm south of indy, 500 dairy cows in this herd. a lot of mouths to feed. how much milk do they produce. check out the milking station. they can pump 20u9, 30 pounds of milk in about five minutes. they do that three times a day. they need lot of food and energy. this particular dairy farm has been around for well over 150 years. i spoke with the owner, a sixth again regulate farmer and he talked about how bad this drought is affecting


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